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  • Salah Shabati: Hayim Topol before he was Tevye

    02/06/2012 4:22:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/1/1964
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  • For Your Eyes Only’s 30th anniversary: 007 returns to earth

    06/25/2011 2:36:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    The James Bond film series ended the 1970s with one of its most extravagent entries, Moonraker, where James Bond went into outer space. For the first Bond film of a new decade, producer Albert R. Broccoli opted to bring the gentleman agent back down to earth in For Your Eyes Only. Moonraker hadn’t used much of Ian Fleming. For Your Eyes Only would tap the plots of two Fleming short stories, For Your Eyes Only and Risico. Both had been published in the same 1960 collection of short stories by Fleming. Broccoli brought back screenwriter Richard Maibaum, who hadn’t been...
  • The Post-Cold War Military Meltdown

    10/16/2009 1:09:57 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 561+ views
    The Strategy Page | 10/15/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The government is very touchy about its nuclear weapons, apparently because it's only the nukes that can dissuade a foreign nation threatening invasion. The Russian armed forces can do it, as it has shrunk 80 percent since the end of the Cold War in 1991, and fallen apart as well. Lack of money means that Russian military technology has not kept up. This includes the nuclear weapons. While Russia got the new Topol M ICBM into service since 1991, this was a Cold War era project, meant to replace the older, and much less effective and reliable ICBMs. But while...
  • Russia test launches Topol missile to extend service life

    04/10/2009 8:58:19 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 6 replies · 375+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 10/04/09
    MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti) - Russia successfully test launched on Friday a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile to assess the possibility of extending its service life up to 22 years, a spokesman for the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) said. "The dummy warhead has hit a designated target at the Kura testing grounds on the Kamchatka peninsula with the required precision," Col. Alexander Vovk said. The missile was in active service from 1987 until 2007, and deployed with the 54th Strategic Missile Division near the town of Teikovo, about 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Moscow. The successful test launch of...
  • Russia to test launch Topol ballistic missile in April

    03/30/2009 7:17:28 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 8 replies · 472+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 30/ 03/ 2009
    MOSCOW, March 30 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will test launch on April 10 a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) said on Monday. The RS-12M Topol (SS-25 Sickle) is a single-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) approximately the same size and shape as the U.S. Minuteman ICBM. The first Topol missiles were put into service in 1985. "The goal of the upcoming launch is to confirm the reliability of the technical characteristics [of the missile] during an extended service period," the SMF said in a statement. The missile has a...
  • Russia to deploy 11 new Topol-M ICBMs in 2008

    02/27/2008 9:11:21 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 186+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 02/27/08
    Russia to deploy 11 new Topol-M ICBMs in 2008 20:33 | 27/ 02/ 2008 MOSCOW, February 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) will deploy 11 new silo and mobile-launched Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2008, the SMF commander said on Wednesday. Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov said the weapons would be deployed in the European part of Russia adding, "the SMF will receive 11 up-to-date Topol-M ICBMs in two versions [silo and mobile-launched]." The missile (NATO reporting name SS-27), with a range of about 7,000 miles (11,000 kms), is said to be immune to any current and future U.S....
  • Russia tests Topol-M missile to subdue USA's $50-billion air defense

    11/02/2005 12:32:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 108 replies · 2,630+ views ^ | November 2, 2005
    The unpredictable flight trajectory of the Russian missile makes it immune to destruction The successful test launch of the Topol-M missile has proved that the up-to-date Russian warhead is capable of subduing the USA's air defense, Russian military specialists say. Russian strategic troops performed the test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile RS-12M Topol on November 1. The chairman of the press service of the troops, Colonel Alexander Vovk, stated after the test launch that the missile successfully hit the conditional target on the Balkhash range ground in Kazakhstan. It is worthy of note that yesterday's launch of the Topol-M...
  • Russia says new Topol RS-12 mobile ICBM can evade U.S. missile defense

    11/01/2005 11:32:56 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 97 replies · 4,119+ views via translation ^ | November 2, 2005
    New Russian rockets are capable to overcome American ABOUT The Russian militarians approve, that have received the nuclear warhead, capable to overcome antimissile defense of the USA. Results of the test of an intercontinental ballistic missile lead yesterday "Poplar-th" testify to it with a new head part, informs a today's issue of the edition "Businessman". Yesterday's rocket firing ?N-12I1 "Poplar-th" from a mobile launcher was already the sixth within the limits of test of the system created for overcoming of the American antimissile defense. However for the first time start-up has been made not from Plesetsk, and from proving...
  • Russia to deploy new hypersonic missile systems

    09/27/2005 9:21:27 PM PDT · by eks41 · 79 replies · 3,291+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 16:46 | 27/ 09/ 2005
    MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti) - President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia would deploy new hypersonic missile systems that would be virtually invulnerable to enemy defenses. "We are developing and will deploy new strategic high-precision systems that have no rivals across the globe. These hypersonic systems will be capable of changing the course and altitude. They will be practically invulnerable, including to air defense systems," the president said speaking on live television and radio. Commenting on the president's statement, an air defense expert, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Putin must have meant state-of-the-art air defense systems, or...
  • Russia to Deliver 2 Boomers in 2006 With New SLBMs(launch sub version of TOPOLs)

    04/30/2005 11:52:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 1,047+ views
    Russia to Deliver 2 Boomers in 2006 With New SLBMs Posted 29-Apr-2005 06:40 Related stories: Budgets, Missile Defense, New Systems Tech, Non-U.S., Nuclear, Submarine ForcesAlso on this day: 29-Apr-2005 â Project 941 'Typhoon' Sub The Russian Navy has announced that 2006 will see the deployment of two new strategic nuclear missile submarines (SSBNs, a.k.a. "boomers") armed with SS-NX-30 Bulava sea-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), a sea-launched variant of their new land-based SS-27 Topol-M ICBM. One sub will be a restored Typhoon Class vessel, while the other will be a new SSBN class design. The TK-208 "Dmitry Donskoi" is a Project...
  • New Russian Weapons versus Old American arsenals

    05/12/2002 11:35:05 PM PDT · by spetznaz · 26 replies · 5,447+ views
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 1997
    Morningstar: "Russia is carrying out some military modernization programs such as developing the Topol-M, which is a new single-warhead ICBM that is still undergoing testing; this missile is different from the SS-25 Topol only in that it is silo based as opposed to road-mobile. Mr. Waller fails to note that this modernization is permitted under START I and START II." Response: The State Department does not dispute the contention, "U.S. [CTR] aid has helped dismantle mostly obsolete military equipment Moscow wanted to scrap anyway." Why, then, does Mr. Morningstar minimize the extent of modernization with the qualifier, "some"? Given its...